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presidents day, february 18. >> ohio's electoral college met today at the state capital in columbus. had electors cast their 18 votes for barack obama for president and joe biden for vice president. president obama won 51% of the vote in ohio. >> this is the 53rd meeting of the ohio electrical college. i electoral college. i would like to thank you for coming and welcome you to these procedures. i would like all who are gathered here today to stand for a moment of silent prayer or reflection for the victims, their families and our country as we mourn the deaths of the children and school officials in newtown, connecticut. >> thank you. to lead us through the preliminary matters and to provide us with a welcoming address, i would like to pass the gavel to congresswoman elect, joyce beatty. >> thank you very much, secretary husted. we begin with an innovation. at this time i would like to ask the reverend angela simmons to please come up. let us pray. almighty god, we gather here together today as people from many different faith traditions, yet we share a bond that is deep and enduring, a
in columbus. you can watch the proceedings live from the ohio statehouse senate chamber on c-span 3. we will also be watching north carolina as its electoral college meets and it is all on our website, c-span.org. go there to find out more. james thurber, does anything unexpected happen when electoral college day occurs? we saw the voting process in november. are electoral college delegates committed? can anything different happen? guest: yes, something different can happen. in 24 states they are required to vote the ticket that they are running on, these electors. so, they cannot be a faithless elector. we had nine cases since 1920 of them. one of them was actually here in washington, d.c., in 2000. she did not vote at all in protest over the fact that washington, d.c., does not have representation in congress. host: if you would like to talk with james thurber about the electoral college, here are the numbers to call -- the origins of the electoral college. where did it come from and why do we have the system? guest: it goes right to the founding. the founders wanted to not have the c
that they have a problem with unemployment or housing. detroit, columbus, other places have it. parts of massachusetts have it. other parts of massachusetts don't. so i think this has to be very localized and figure out how you solve that. so it's going to be tight until we get rules figured out and then you bring in private capital. but i'm not sure that's all together a bad thing but i think we have a lot more granular by-city or by-community to figure out what the answer should be. >> turning now to the customer relationship and how it's changing in response to the very dramatic developments in the bank and developments over the last several years so, first of all, i was delighted to hear about your efforts regarding home buyer -- over the past few years people need to understand what they are getting into when they make this enormous commitment but let me ask you about the change in the different potential change. it was reported a couple weeks ago in one news article that i saw that the bank was backing off of a plan to impose new fees under checking accounts in under certain ci
, making them pay a little bit more, gets you from the end of the fiscal year on september 30 to columbus day. then what? then what? and it completely ignores the fact that 2/3 of the federal budget, the federal budget is $3.6 trillion, 2/3 of the federal budget is what's called the middle class entitlements. so it's medicare, medicaid, social security, and the interest on the debt. those checks go out automatically. there is nothing any member of congress has to vote on. and unless you have a proposal, which simpson-bowles, was and is, you may hear the ads playing on the radio from the nation's c.e.o. and others saying, we can't play small ball, we got to come up with a package that actually heals the country. if there's a sadness that i had, run of the reasons i'm leaving, is if you listen to the people talking, the president's advisors are saying, going over the fiscal cliff, we are putting the republicans in this box on the 2%, that's good for the president. and you hear the democrats saying, wow, listen, if we can have this discharge petition and put the burden, make people not like
and i was groying up in columbus. i still call him mayor today. i got to know him when he was in the legislature of the ohio senate and he was in the -- i was in the ohio house. i got to know him better when i was elected here and obviously a lot has been said about dennis. a lot has been said about dennis, about his passion. his -- he softball a man who will continue his mission in other way he ran for president. he wasn't shy about it. he has strong beliefs, beliefs that are different than mine but again, someone you can call a friend. and finally, last but not least, the man who has a different quality than the rest of the four and what i mean by that is, he was the only one of the five who wasn't a legislator before he came to congress. he was a prosecutor. steve latourette. ironically if you talk to members of the house, they would say he was a legislator's legislator. even though he was never a legislator before he got here. which is amazing. and steve latourette is a contrast in so many different ways. you heard so much about him here tonight in terms of the work he
which deals with the display cases. in this case the state of georgia and city of columbus has potential of saving 1,180 jobs. at this point with 13 million unemployed in this country and many more underemployed, it's very important for us to come together. i think this is a great example of we can come together to make sure that we are good stewards of our energy, to make sure that our products are the best in the world, the most energy efficient, but yet have commonsense regulations that allow us to continue to push these and make these products here in this country. so, again, i want to thank everybody for their support and hard work on this. and etches to those 1 -- especially to those -- 1,180 people in georgia that will be able to maintain employment. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia yields back. the gentleman from kentucky reserves. the gentleman from california. mr. waxman: mr. speaker, we continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from kentucky. mr. whitfiel
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